Complete Leave of Absence Compliance Packet (California)
California has some of the most protective and complex requirements for personal, family, and parental leaves. Managing these leaves compliantly and effectively is one of the biggest challenges faced by employers.
This comprehensive and detailed toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on these three leave protections to ensure that employers manage, support and comply with all state and federal requirements. It includes guidance on FMLA, CFRA, and PDL; all appropriate forms, a sample leave policy, leave request forms and certifications of healthcare providers; pregnancy related forms and policy, checklists, and required notices.
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) requires employers with at least five employees to provide up to 12 workweeks of unpaid job-protected leave during any 12-month period for a wide (and expanding) range of covered reasons, including to bond with a new child.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the federal law that requires most employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave of absence for specific medical and family reasons.
The Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) is a California state law that requires all employers to provide eligible employees with unpaid, job-protected leave in the event of a pregnancy, childbirth, loss of pregnancy, and/or pregnancy-related physical and mental conditions. Eligible employees may take up to four months of leave per pregnancy and may be eligible and/or qualify for leave protections under FMLA and/or CFRA (used for parental bonding time).